Local Football

Bosham buoyant after reaching another cup final

A late goal from Grant Radmore saw Bosham edge into another league cup final to leave opponents Cowfold wondering what might have been on a dramatic evening at Steyning.

Selsey gained four points out of six this week - including a 2-2 draw with Midhurst / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Another nine-goal thriller, but Midhurst are on right end of it

It was a fine week for our two local SCFL division-one clubs - Selsey and Midhurst both recorded home victories.

Lorenzo Dolcetti in action in Chi's defeat to Hassocks / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Lose one, win one - City recover from defeat to beat Bridges

It was a mixed week for Chichester City as they lost 2-1 at home to Hassocks before recovering to beat high-flyin Three Bridges.

Max Miller tries to get past pagham's Daryl Wollers / Picture by Grahame Lehkyj

Lions are second best at Haywards Heath

Three goals, all with an element of fortune about them, finished Pagham’s title challenge on a warm, sunny afternoon with a 3-0 defeat at Haywards Heath.

The Rocks lost at Concord / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Rocks beaten again - but Chi City and Bosham win

The relegated Rocks lost 2-1 at Concord on a night when Sussex rivals Whitehawk joined them in going down from National League South.
Chi City Ladies celebrate a goal in a recent outing v Gillingham / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Bailey is latest recruit to City Ladies’ backroom team

Beckie Bailey has been appointed vice-chairwoman of Chichester City Ladies.

East Dean and Angmering do battle

Dean downed in rare outing ... Petworth give kids a chance

East Dean got back to some league action for only the second time this year with the visit of promotion-chasing Angmering, who proved too strong and won the Championship south clash 4-2.

Callum Coker in action for the Robins against Clymping / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bosham hit six... Sidlesham hit the buffers

It was a great week for Bosham but one to forget for Sidlesham in the latest round of SCFL division-two games.

Fraser Smith was the Selsey scorer at St Francis / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Smith saves Selsey at Saints

Selsey’s improving performances continued when they travelled to St Francis Rangers, the division’s latest team of the month.

Pagham celebrate againsat Broadbridge Heath / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham complete another fine week at their fortress

Mercurial goalscorer Dan Simmonds scored yet another hat-trick, his seventh of the season for Pagham, and James Thurgar scored for the third game running to see off Broadbridge Heath 4-0 and leave Pagham a point behind the leaders with just four games to play.

Dave Herbert in action against Littlehampton / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Chichester City not at their best - even when winning

Chichester City boss Miles Rutherford feels his team have not been at their best lately – even when winning.


VIDEO: England star Smith passes on skills to Butlin's youngsters

Former England footballer Kelly Smith dropped in at Butlin’s in Bognor to pass on to youngsters some of the skills that earned her 117 international caps.

Bad weather has caused a big fixture pile-up in the West Sussex Football League

Fears WSFL season may not be completed with one of the worst-ever fixture pile-ups

There are fears that the West Sussex Football League may not complete their season with fixtures secretary Chris Bridges reporting it is the worst campaign he has ever known for postponements.


REPORT and PICTURES: Battle of the big cats goes Pagham's way

On a day when the Lions could easily have notched double figures, they had enough to see off promotion rivals Saltdean United.

Chi City Ladies in action against Liverpool / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Sponsor deal and new business boss give City a lift

Chichester City Ladies have announced that Leaders Limited have signed a deal to stay on as the club’s main sponsors for the 2018-19 season.

Louca Keynor on his Sidlesham debut / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Back in action at last - and Sids return with win

Sidlesham won their first home game for a few weeks – beating Montpelier Villa 2-0 in SCFL division two – after the groundsman put in hours of hard work to get the pitch playable.

Scott Jones scored two for Chichester City / Picture by Tommy McMillan

City share the goals around to put Loxwood to sword

Two goals from top scorer Scott Jones and others from Jimmy Wild, Kaleem Haitham and Dave Herbert helped Chichester City pick up three important SCFL premier-division points at home to Loxwood.

Alfie Bunker in action for Selsey against Lingfield / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Selsey have one eye on next season

As the rebuild of the Selsey team continued, manager Steve Bailey fielded six reserve players plus a couple of fringe first-teamers, hoping to uncover a couple of gems for next season. And on the whole the experiment worked.

Football action

Southern Combination League granted emergency season extension

The Southern Combination League have been granted a season 'emergency extension' by the Football Association.
Winners: Barnham Trojans under-14s

Junior football: Success for Chichester, Barnham and Bognor boys

Chichester City Youth under-15s and Barnham Trojans under-14s are among local youth football teams celebrating trophies - while Bognor’s under-14s are on the verge of something special.

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